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Publication Date: January 23, 2021
Post Date: January 28, 2021
Sometimes, innovative solutions to vaccine distribution are needed. Read more about how shortages of yellow fever and polio have encouraged the discovery of ways to stretch vaccine doses and inoculation initiatives.

Tags: vaccine distributionyellow fever vaccinepolio vaccination

Publication Date: January 22, 2021
Post Date: January 28, 2021
With their constant threat to livestock, transboundary and emerging diseases could benefit from evolving biosafety and biosecurity measures. Scientists are using next-generation sequencing to mitigate risks and detect disease.

Tags: emerging illnesslivestock biosecuritytransboundary animal disease

Publication Date: January 22, 2021
Post Date: January 22, 2021
A recent study found the combination of bamlanivimab and etesevimab delivered early in the onset of SARS-CoV-2 disease resulted significantly lower viral loads at day 11 in patients than those who received a placebo. This effect was not seen in patients who were provided only one of the drugs.

Tags: SARS-CoVcoronavirusCOVID-19

Publication Date: January 22, 2021
Post Date: January 22, 2021
On Saturday, January 2, there was a fire at the Serum Institute of India's facilities in Pune. This facility is the world's largest vaccine manufacturer. The company reports that vaccine production would is not affected. This facility is producing Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Tags: vaccine supplydrug supply chaincountermeasures

Publication Date: January 22, 2021
Post Date: January 22, 2021
Since late November 2020, South Korea has culled 19.9 million poultry to guard against H5N8 highly pathogenic bird flu which has infected 68 premises.

Tags: bird fluavian influenzaH5N8

Publication Date: January 22, 2021
Post Date: January 22, 2021
This report from the United Kingdom determined during the period 6 January to 15 January, SARS-CoV-2 virus was circulating with a higher prevalence than between 25 November to 3 December with 158 in 10,000 infected.

Tags: SARS-CoVCOVID-19spread

Publication Date: January 22, 2021
Post Date: January 22, 2021
This recent study identified host protein biomarkers capable of determining the likelihood Lassa Fever would be fatal.

Tags: Lassa feverLassa fever virusvirulence

Publication Date: January 21, 2021
Post Date: January 28, 2021
As a number of COVID-19 mutations make their way around the globe, concerns arise over a South African variant and vaccine efficacy.

Tags: coronavirusCOVID-19vaccine efficacy

Publication Date: January 21, 2021
Post Date: January 22, 2021
Countries around the world are considering a way to allow citizens to have access to a global "vaccine passport" to show their vaccine status, specifically the COVID-19 vaccine. Among those leading the way, the Estonian, Hungarian, and Icelandic governments have all signed up to pilot a technology that would allow people who have received the vaccine to prove their health credentials at the scan of a QR code.

Tags: vaccinationvaccination policycountermeasures

Publication Date: January 21, 2021
Post Date: January 22, 2021
As the global agricultural industry stretches to meet expected population growth and food demand, a startup out of South Africa is using artificial intelligence to help farmers manage their farms, trees, and fruits. Using artificial intelligence, drones, and robotics, the technology helps track and assess crop health, including identifying sick trees, tracking pests and diseases, and providing yield management analytics.

Tags: agricultureartificial intelligenceplant disease surveillance